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Report: Arsenal want to sign Lyon star Moussa Dembele

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Arsenal are weighing up a move for Lyon star Moussa Dembele ahead of the summer transfer window, according to The Telegraph.

The Gunners are expected to part ways with Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah before the start of next season. Both strikers will enter the final year of their contracts and Arsenal will likely cash in on them.

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That would leave Arsenal with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Folarin Balogun up top. Gabriel Martinelli can also play there, but all three of them are of a fairly similar profile, which isn’t ideal.

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Arsenal need to bring in someone who can offer something different to Auba, and Dembele is a very good option. The Frenchman is currently on loan at Atletico Madrid but he has barely played for them.

Diego Simeone’s side have an option to buy him, but the report claims that it is highly unlikely. Dembele will return to Lyon in the summer, and he is expected to be sold for around £25 million.

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BBC pundit Chris Sutton called Dembele a ‘big game player’ last year (read here), while Diario Gol (via the Daily Record) revealed that Lionel Messi had personally asked Barcelona to sign the Frenchman in 2017 when he was still at Celtic.

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Dembele scored 24 times and provided seven assists last season, and managed 23 goals and six assists in 2018/19. That shows that he is a top-quality centre-forward, and the fact that he is still only 24 makes him an ideal target for us.

He is no stranger to British football either having played for Fulham and Celtic in the past, and the fact that he will be available for just £25 million this summer makes him a very attractive proposition to interested clubs.

Arsenal will need to replace Lacazette if the Frenchman does leave this summer. Dembele is fairly similar to the Gunners number nine, which makes him an ideal player for us to target in the upcoming summer transfer window.

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